Garden treasures
for small spaces

Plant Select® Petites  debuts well-adapted, smaller plants that have not yet been readily available to gardeners. Enjoy these treasures in garden situations where small gem-like but tough plants are best suited: troughs, permanent containers, rock gardens, patio gardens, fairy gardens, green roofs, and smaller gardens.

Desert moss
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Desert moss

Arenaria ‘Wallowa Mountain’

Perennial
Size: ½” tall x 8-12” wide
Blooms: white, sparse, summer
Sun: full sun to part shade
Water: moderate to dry
Hardiness: USDA Zones 4-8 (zones 7-8 not humid)
Culture: loam or sandy soil
Good in containers
Winter interest
Green roofs

Evergreen, exceptionally short and compact groundcover native to Oregon. Fine-textured bright green foliage resembles moss yet is very drought-tolerant. Superb for xeric and fairy gardens, permanent containers, between paving stones in paths and on patios, and as a companion to hardy cacti and succulents. Thrives in sun or partial shade.

Watch our hypertufa troughs video here.

Silky rock jasmine
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Silky rock jasmine

Androsace sarmentosa ‘Chyumbi’

Perennial
Size: 2-4” tall x 8-12” wide
Blooms: pink, early summer
Sun: full sun to part shade
Water: moderate to dry
Hardiness: USDA Zones 3-8
Culture: Loam or sandy soil
Fragrant
Winter interest
Good for containers

Charming yet tough little plant from high in the Himalayas. Furry gray-green rosettes proliferate with strawberry like red runners to form intricate, silky semi-evergreen patches. Clusters of fragrant pink flowers with yellow eyes rise on short stems in early summer, a focal point in rock gardens or permanent containers. Avoid hot, humid situations; thrives in sun or partial shade.

Watch our rock gardening video here or our hypertufa container video here.

Goldhill golden-aster
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Goldhill golden-aster

Heterotheca jonesii x villosa ‘Goldhill’

NEW perennial
Size: 1-2” x 5-10” wide
Blooms: Spring to fall
Sun: Full sun
Water: Dry to xeric
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5-8
Culture: loam or sandy soil
Containers
Deer resistant
Attracts pollinators

Tufted grey “scatter rugs” of fuzzy foliage make dense mounds in a sunny garden, clothed all season long (from late winter to fall) with cheerful yellow daisies. This natural hybrid combines the dense habit of its rare parent (H. jonesii) with vigor of the more common H. villosa. ‘Goldhill’ is apparently sterile so won’t seed around like its common parent. Prefers well-drained soil.

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